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Tip #1430: Who Supports Blackmagic RAW

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

BMD RAW files are now supported by Resolve, Premiere and Media Composer.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

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Last week, Blackmagic Design released the latest iteration of their smallest camera: The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. The camera supports only two codecs: Blackmagic RAW and ProRes. Who else supports BMD RAW?

Link: Technical Specifications

Blackmagic describes the BMD RAW codec this way: “Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new and very modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic RAW gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. Incredible image quality, extensive metadata support and highly optimized GPU and CPU accelerated processing make Blackmagic RAW the world’s first codec that can be used for acquisition, post production and finishing. Blackmagic RAW is a totally new design, plus it’s cross platform, freely available and includes a developer SDK so anyone can add support for Blackmagic RAW to their own software.”

So, which software supports Blackmagic RAW?

  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

So far, though, the only cameras that shoot Blackmagic RAW are from Blackmagic Design.

NOTE: If other NLEs have announced support, please add a mention in the Comments.


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